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The Ruined Elegance:
Poems
Fiona Sze-Lorrain

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TABLE OF CONTENTS:

I WRONG EPIC
Given Silence 3
Towering 4
I Wait for the Ruined Elegance 5
Back from the Aegean Sea 6
In the Thick of It 7
Ionian Supper 9
Partita, but Nothing to Do with Bach 10
Few Days before Christmas 13
II IN A GODLESS TIME
Beginning 17
Spring Massacre 18
Mausoleum 19
Backstage 20
Day Seven 21
Center of a Journey 22
Am I What the Lake Gave Me 23
Meditation 24
Dusty Citadel 25
III THE BOOK, A SIMPLER GRAVE
To Whom It May Concern 29
Granted Asylum 31
Against Prologue 32
To Survive When It Must 33
Midnight Almanac 34
Yield, Please 36
Anna Akhmatova, or the Thoughts She Didn't Write 37
An Uprising Committed to Longhand 38
Geneviève de Gaulle-Anthonioz took more than fifty years before writing Ravensbrück down in La Traversée de la nuit 39
Chosen by the Narrator 40
Cantabile (ma stonato) 41
IV CAUGHT IN DEFIANCE
Transparent 45
Ink Painting from the Joseon Dynasty 46
What's Left of a Sijo 47
Chiaroscuro, 2 a.m. 48
Bonnard's Naked Wife Leaving the Bathtub 49
La Chambre d'écoute 51
Three Moves, Clockwise 52
Om dhrung svaha 54
My Hiroshige 55
Peintre 56
Jardins sous la pluie 57
Notes 59
Acknowledgments 61

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